Announcing the first of our 2019 poets

We’re pleased to welcome Michelle Diaz to the Against the Grain stable and will be publishing her pamphlet, The Dancing Boy, next year.

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Michelle has been writing poetry since the late 90s. She started performing her poems in 1998 at Covent Garden’s Poetry Café. She has been published by Prole, Strix, Live Canon, Amaryllis, the ‘Please Hear What I’m not Saying’ Mind anthology and was awarded 3rd prize in the Mere Literary Competition 2017.

She has a son with Tourette Syndrome and had a very unusual upbringing—both of which have been huge inspirations for her writing. She lives in the colourful and strange town of Glastonbury. Without poetry her soul would be incredibly hungry.

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9 thoughts on “Announcing the first of our 2019 poets

  1. Hooray ! This is such brilliant news, Michelle. You deserve this so much as somebody who lives and breathes poetry each and every day.. Your dedication, patience and hard work have finally payed off. This is just the beginning of a very exciting and rewarding life long journey as a Poet! Well done xx

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